Not Larry Sabato notes that this weekend, when discussing the economic recovery package, Virginia state delegate Robert Marshall (R) compared the bill to slavery, claiming that it will put generations of Virginians in “ankle bracelets”:
MARSHALL:That is as much a chain of slavery around our children. … It is as much a chain as ankle bracelets were as to African-Americans in the 1860s in this state. It’s just invisible. But it is a chain of death that we’re not going to escape.
“If anybody wonders whether the stimulus package mattered, 7,100 people are going to have jobs with the state government,” Gov. Tim Kaine (D-VA) noted Saturday.